Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Letter by Dorothy Leland rebuttal to Daily Republic news article on Lyme

Dorothy wrote an excellent article, and I'm very glad she refuted Scott Anderson. I tried multiple times to post a comment, but the link does not respond.

— Virginia

Check it out!

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/locallifestylecolumns/protect-yourself-family-from-lyme-disease/

Write a response!

You probably didn't see the article that inspired her to write it. Its title is 

Long-term antibiotics not helpful in treating Lyme disease
One of the things the author states is a common myth, since research says up to half the patients continue to have chronic symptoms, not "a minority."

He wrote: "There is a minority of patients, however, who are diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease," 

Daily Republic published it in June and it had only 2 comments.

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/locallifestylecolumns/long-term-antibiotics-not-helpful-in-treating-lyme-disease/

It was good of them to give Dorothy this opportunity.

Now go and comment so the paper knows we care.

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/locallifestylecolumns/protect-yourself-family-from-lyme-disease/

Phyllis Mervine,   CaliforniaLyme    www.LymeDisease.org

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study) | GreenMedInfo | Blog Entry

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Lyme disease is exceedingly difficult to treat, due to its well-known shape-shifting (pleomorphic) abilities, with conventional antibiotics often failing to produce a long-term cure. Could the commonly used natural plant Stevia provide a safer, and more effective means to combat this increasingly prevalent infection?

A promising new preclinical study has revealed that whole stevia leaf extract possesses exceptional antibiotic activity against the exceedingly difficult to treat pathogen Borrelia Burgdorferi known to cause Lyme disease. The study found...

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Gut Microbes and the Brain: Paradigm Shift in Neuroscience

Abstract

The discovery of the size and complexity of the human microbiome has resulted in an ongoing reevaluation of many concepts of health and disease, including diseases affecting the CNS. A growing body of preclinical literature has demonstrated bidirectional signaling between the brain and the gut microbiome, involving multiple neurocrine and endocrine signaling mechanisms. While psychological and physical stressors can affect the composition and metabolic activity of the gut microbiota, experimental changes to the gut microbiome can affect emotional behavior and related brain systems. These findings have resulted in speculation that alterations in the gut microbiome may play a pathophysiological role in human brain diseases, including autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Ongoing large-scale population-based studies of the gut….

See the study:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4228144/

Laser Therapy a New Hope for PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Aggregates of alpha-synuclein in brain cells of people with Parkinson's disease have long been the target of research hoping to cure or at least alleviate the symptoms of dementias often associated with Parkionson's.  Newly publicized research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden together with Wroclaw University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland found that it is possible to use a laser driven technology to distinguish the formations of alpha-synuclein proteins from the formations of other functionally beneficial and necessary proteins in the brain.  The same technique, called "multi-photon laser technique" could also be used to eliminate those aggregated proteins…

Read the rest of the story here:

http://parkinsonhope.org/laser-therapy-a-new-hope-for-parkinsons-disease/

Monday, August 8, 2016

Lyme Advocates Petition CDC

Washington, DC – WEBWIRE – 
Preferential treatment provided by CDC to IDSA violates the federal law that governs the conduct of Executive Branch employees.
Preferential treatment provided by CDC to IDSA violates the federal law that governs the conduct of Executive Branch employees.
 

Because of CDC policy failures, mismanagement and violations of federal law, hundreds of thousands of Lyme patients experience a greatly diminished quality of life—a tragedy compounded by financial hardships from out-of-pocket costs and lost income. The burden on individuals as well as on our economy is enormous, the suffering is widespread and much of this is preventable.

A D.C. based citizens action group wants the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta to change its stance on the treatment of Lyme disease in the United States.

The Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group filed a "citizen petition" with the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention calling on it to end the preferential treatment it extends to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The petition was filed in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which governs the conduct of the federal government.

According to the petition, the CDC....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lyme in mosquitos in Germany


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stevia kills Borrelia - in all three forms

Dr. Richard Horowitz, LLMD and author of "Why Can't I Get Better?" says,

Borrelia burgdorferi has been shown to be able to persist in the body. Prior work on Stevia had shown it to be effective against Borrelia biofilms, and in this paper by researchers at the University of New Haven, Stevia was shown to be effective against different morphological forms, as per the three-antibiotic combination (doxy, cefoperazone and daptomycin) shown to be effective by Johns Hopkins researchers. "J. Feng et al.also showed that the three-antibiotic combination (doxycycline, cefoperazone, and daptomycin) was very potent in eliminating the stationary phase rich persisters of Borrelia. In this study, we provided evidence that Stevia A, as an individual agent, was capable of eliminating the spirochetes and the persisters of Borrelia similar to the reported three-drug combination treatment. Our data also showed that the antibiotics in combination on the persisters of Borrelia was indeed consistent with the previous study". 





Monday, July 18, 2016

Co-infection of Ticks: The Rule Rather Than the Exception

More evidence that a tick bite can leave several pathogens behind, so calling everything delivered by a tick bite Lyme is inaccurate.


(The above paper is attached, as a PDF)

Here is another study to consider, also from France.